Bring home the Harvest – A Competition

May 29, 2015

British Food Fortnight 2015 runs from 19th September – 4th October. You can find out more about how it began on the Love British Food website It was designed to coincide with Harvest Festival season – “the traditional time for celebrating our food”. What are you planning for your Harvest service? Is it time to try something new? Can you serve the local community by celebrating local farming, produce and products? Can you, with local food producers, serve those in need in your communities? Would taking part in a competition help to focus your ideas? Love British Food has joined forces with Telegraph Living to find this year’s Harvest Heroes – people who organise great Harvest Events and then write a 500 word article about what they have done. The competition is open to any group, formal or informal, whose organisers are over the age of 18. The closing date for entries is midday on Friday, October 16th 2015. Look at the Telegraph website for more details and Terms and Conditions.
“Spring has sprung, the green shoots are pushing through the earth, and, with the exception of the odd gale-force wind here and there, everything in the garden is rosy. That means one thing: it’s time to launch this year’s Bring Home the Harvest competition.”
Competition Judges This year’s judges are chef, Raymond Blanc; creator of the children’s educational app Henri Le Worm, Olivier Blanc; horticulturist, Chris Collins; and founder of Love British Food, Alexia Robinson. And the prize? Winners will be presented with the Telegraph and Love British Food 2015 trophy to keep forever.  In addition, they will be special guests on an exclusive, behind the scenes tour of the gardens at Raymond Blanc’s famed Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons. A group of up to ten winners will be special guests for the morning, followed by a delicious breakfast in Raymond Blanc's acclaimed hotel. Here’s what you do: Design and deliver a great Harvest Festival event or service. Once your event has taken place, write a 500 word description of your harvest celebration - mention any new elements for this year, including at least two quotes from people attending the events and up to three clear photographs of your harvest celebration. You can complete the online entry form on the Telegraph website, or email your entry to And finally...  Tell us your ideas! We would love to support your plans and feature your events on the website. Please send any information on this to us by emailing Emsworth British Food Fortnight from Millstream Productions on Vimeo.